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Information Required to File a Claim

  • Social Security Number *
  • Home address, mailing address (if different than your home address) and telephone number
  • Alien registration number, if you aren't a U.S. citizen or national
  • DD Form 214, if you were on active duty in the U.S. military during the last two years
  • Information from Standard Form 8, Standard Form 50, W-2s and or pay stubs, if you worked for the federal government in the last 18 months.
  • Name of your last employer, or the employer where you're currently working less hours
  • Complete mailing address of your last employer (name, street address, city, state, Zip Code)
  • Date you started working for that employer
  • Date of the last day you worked for the employer
  • Reason you left, or the reason you are working less hours
  • Names of all employers where you worked in the last 18 months (name, street address, city, state, Zip Code)
  • Start and end dates for all employers where you worked in the last 18 months
  • Wages you earned for all employers where you worked in the last 18 months, and how you were paid (hourly, weekly, monthly)
DIRECT DEPOSIT INFORMATION (Direct deposit isn't required to be eligible for or to receive UC benefits, but it is - by far - the easiest and most convenient way to get your money.)
  • Bank name, street address, city, state and Zip Code.
  • Bank telephone number
  • Bank account number
  • Bank account routing number
* We can't process your claim without your Social Security Number. UC is a taxable benefit, and the law requires us to report the amount you've received in benefits to the United States Internal Revenue Service. We also share information with other states to prevent identity theft and to fight fraud. Your Social Security Number and personal information won't be shared with anyone outside state government employment compensation systems and the federal government's tax system.
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The information provided on this site does not constitute a determination of eligibility
to receive unemployment compensation.
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